October 3rd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A new poll by CID/Gallup for the Spanish-language online newspaper, CRHoy.com, reveals that Costa Ricans believe corruption is the biggest problem facing the country.
The survey polled 1,200 people between September 6th and 16th from all areas of the country.
The poll reveals that corruption is of higher concern than the cost of living.
95% of respondents said they believe that those who are part of the administration of President Chinchilla are “corrupt.” Respondents point to issues such as a controversial highway concession between San José and San Ramon to support their view.
Communications Minister, Carlos Roverssi defended the Chinchilla administration, saying allegations of corruption are simply a perception.
“There is not a single case of a senior official of the government of President Chinchilla being accused of corruption. Not one, no one. It’s a perception,” Roverssi said.
The poll also revealed that just 14% of respondents approve of Chinchilla’s job performance.